Dr. David Melon, MD

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery •  Male • Age 40
  
Dr. Melon
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Carolina Ear, Nose & Throat Head and Neck Surgery Center, PA

304 10th Ave Ne Hickory, NC 28601

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Dr. David Melon, MD is a Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Specialist in Hickory, NC and has over 13 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Melon has more experience with Upper Respiratory Conditions, Otologic Care, and Sleep-disordered Breathing than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School medical school in 2007. He is affiliated with medical facilities Catawba Valley Medical Center and Frye Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Melon to book an appointment.


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Dr. Melon accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Blue Options PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Practice Areas

Upper Respiratory Conditions

Upper respiratory specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as infections, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, and whooping cough (pertussis) that affect the upper part of the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, larynx, and lungs.Compare with other Upper Respiratory Conditions specialists.

Typically treats 93% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Allergic Rhinitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Melon treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Melon treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Melon treats Sinusitis more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Melon treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Chronic Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Melon treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Melon treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Otologic Care

Otolgic care is s subspecialty of otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) that focuses on symptoms and conditions of the ear, including hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness and infections.Compare with other Otologic Care specialists.

Typically treats 83% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Vertigo
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Melon treats Vertigo more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Melon treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Deafness
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Melon treats Deafness more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Melon treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Melon treats Eustachian Tube Dysfunction more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Melon treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep-disordered Breathing specialists.

Typically treats 92% more than their peers

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TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Melon treats Sleep Disorders more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Melon treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Melon treats Sleep Apnea more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Melon treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Endocrine Surgery

Endocrine surgeons treat conditions affecting the adrenal glands, pancreas, parathyroid and thyroid through procedures including tumor removal, organ resection or removal, and the Whipple procedure.Compare with other Endocrine Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 71% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Melon performs Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Melon performs this procedure more than 88% of their peers

Thyroidectomy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Melon performs Thyroidectomy more than 75% of their peers

Dr. Melon performs this procedure more than 75% of their peers

Thyroid Lobectomy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Melon performs Thyroid Lobectomy more than 72% of their peers

Dr. Melon performs this procedure more than 72% of their peers

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Dr. Melon's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis Due to Food
  • Allergies
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Shots for Insect Stings
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Anaphylactic Food Allergies
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angioedema
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Asthma
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Broken Nose
  • Bronchitis
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Food
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Eosinophilia
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
  • Excision of Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Vestibule Floor of Mouth
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Eye Infections
  • Facial Fracture
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Glossectomy
  • Gum Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Itchy Skin
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Minimally Invasive Parathyrodectomy
  • Motion Sickness
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Neck Cancer
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Paracentesis
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Perilymph Fistula (PLF)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Rash
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Toxic Effect of Venom
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing

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First of all they were on time for the appointment. I like Dr Melon, he was right to the point, told me what to expect and what he needed me to do. Excellent
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Dec 28, 2019
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Dr. Melon is great, he was very thoughtful in dealing with my child, he is nervous about being at a doctor and Dr. Melon made him feel good being at the doctor. He took time to listen to us and then explain what he thought we should do.
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Nov 07, 2019
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Dr. Melon spent time listening and came up with a plan to help me overcome various sinus issues. He reassured me regarding various medical procedures and described in layman terms his ideas and an approach to make me feel better. He has followed through on these plans and things have gone as he described. I appreciate his approach to medical care
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Ken Lowry – Nov 06, 2019
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From explaining hyper parathyroidism to the surgery this doctor is awesome
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Sep 18, 2019
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I would like to highly recommend Dr Melon. He solved an ongoing problem (dry mouth) which I've had for many years.. Thank you Dr Melon..
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Aug 16, 2019
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After another doctor in Hickory brushed a lump on my throat away, Dr. Melon ran tests and performed a partial lobectomy. He then diagnosed me with thyroid cancer and performed a total thyroidectomy two weeks later. His personality, his expertise, his education, his explanations, his bed side manner - - all phenomenal! It's hard to find good doctors who know their stuff and really care about their patients, so finding Dr. Melon was a lifesaver for me. Hickory is INCREDIBLY lucky to have such a wonderful doctor and I'm so grateful to have been his patient.
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Tawnie – Aug 09, 2019
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Dr.melon is a wonderful doctor. I had my right side thyroid removed and u can't see the scar. He answers all the questions and you feel comfortable. And my daughter just had her's done too.So if you are looking for a good doctor just call .everyone is so nice and it's nice having wonderful people.
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Diane in Granite falls, NC – Feb 09, 2019
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I have been seeing doctors for a year thinking I was having problems with thyroid. On my 2nd visit to Dr. Melon he recommended I see a cardiologist which resulted in being diagnosed with a heart condition.
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Jan 08, 2019
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Dr. Melon and his staff are wonderful. They are very friendly and caring.
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Dec 31, 2018
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Very knowledgeable. Took the time to listen to my needs. Went above and beyond to find out about my issues . Thank you Dr Melon.
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Melissa Andrew in Hickory, NC – Dec 01, 2018
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Awesome doctor . Very easy to talk to and reassuring . Great with kids.
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Angie Kirby -Raylynne Kirby in Taylorsville , NC – Jun 07, 2018
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Very professional and thorough.
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Apr 27, 2018
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Brilliant physician at best. Great bedside manners. Thankful I was referred to your practice. I like that you have in office CT scan with same-day follow up saves time and money . Very efficient ENT practice.
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M.C. in Hickory – Mar 02, 2018
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Has a wonderful “bedside” manner. Very nice and professional. Makes you feel at ease as he explains all the proceedures before he does them.
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Cynthia Sherrill in Hickory, NC – Nov 12, 2017
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He was amazing! My daughter had a lot of fear and he took time to make her feel completely comfortable!
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Tammy Layne in Morganton, NC – Nov 08, 2017
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Our first (and so far only) visit with Dr. Melon gets an A+++. He listened to us, actually read the information we filled out on the patient forms, asked us relevant questions, explained options we had as well as his recommendation, answered all questions we had, used his training and God given sense to make a diagnosis and give us a treatment plan - all WITHOUT doing unnecessary tests since the tests would not have changed his recommendation. We were WELL pleased 100%!
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Morganton, NC – Oct 15, 2017
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I want to personally thank Dr. Melon and his staff for their care for my 90 year old mother. His successful surgery on my mother's esophagus has allowed her to swallow normally for the first time in years. No more fears of her choking when eating! Thank you for your expert skills!!
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Aug 19, 2017
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I have a history of acid reflux and am at risk of throat cancer. Two years ago I had occasional difficulty swallowing food, a new and alarming experience. I explained to Dr Melon something's wrong. Using a very thin fiber optic scope he identified the problem as a benign granuloma of a vocal cord, not cancer, and no biopsy necessary. He recommended medication. Last week, after two years of omeprazole, the lesion is gone and the risk of cancer reduced. Thanks to Dr Melon.
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Don Wright in Morganton, NC – Apr 12, 2017
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I would gladly recommend Doctor Melon. My experience with him and his staff was unfailingly positive. I was referred to him for surgery to remove my thyroid, and despite my dismay at this outcome and the stress of having surgery for the first time, he was very reassuring and empathetic. He was also very thorough sharing information and answering questions. I feel confident about his judgement and skills and would not hesitate to see him again or recommend him to others.
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Boone, NC – Apr 09, 2017
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Dr. Melon took his time and explained my procedure in terms that I could understand. During my procedure he was very calming and really cared about my well being.
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About Me

Offering the best office staff and setting to provide the best Ear, Nose and Throat and Allergy care

Specialties

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngic Allergy

Board Certifications

Education

2012
The Ohio State University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2008
The Ohio State University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2007
University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Medical School
2003
University of Virginia
Undergraduate School

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification Allscripts Professional EHR, Allscripts, 2013

Media & Publications

  • Illuminating protein interactions in tissue using confocal and two-photon excitation fluorescent resonance energy transfer microscopy. Mills, J.D., Stone, J.R., Rubin, D.G., Melon, D.E., Okonkwo, D.O., Periasamy, A., Helm, G.A. J Biomed Opt, 2003 Jul
  • Dose-response of cyclosporin A in attenuating traumatic axonal injury in rat. Okonkwo, D.O., Melon, D.E., Pellicane, A. J., Mutlu, L.K., Rubin, D.G., Stone, J.R., Helm, G. A. Neuroreport, 2003 Mar 3
  • Trans-sodium crocetinate increases oxygen delivery to brain parenchyma in rats on oxygen supplementation. Okonkwo, D.O., Wagner, J., Melon, D.E., Alden, T., Stone, J.R., Helm, G.A., Jane, J. A. Neurosci Lett, 2003 Dec 4

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow

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Carolina Ear, Nose & Throat Head and Neck Surgery Center, PA

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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: 9:00am - 12:00pm
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Catawba Valley Medical Center

Hickory, NC

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Frye Regional Medical Center

Hickory, NC

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)